Vintage BIG NAVAJO SPIRIT BEAR NECKLACE Native American Old Pawn All Sterling Silver
Fantastic Unique Spiritual Bear Necklace by a Navajo Native American artist. Featuring creative hand stamped Sterling Silver Navajo design beads and the most Amazing Bear Design engraved Pendant. Navajo jewellery has became known and admired worldwide. This is a spectacular all-Sterling Silver Bear pendant on handmade Sterling Silver beads. It is stamped with the artist's signature "T" maker's mark. A beautiful, soulful and highly collectable piece! The Bear is incised into the silver in a wonderful setting showing the wild animal in its natural forest scenery. The animal is surrounded by pine trees, clouds, and desert scrub of the Southwest Navajo lands.
Significance of the Bear: In most Native cultures, Bear is considered a medicine being with impressive magical powers, and plays a major role in many religious ceremonies. Bears are symbols of strength and wisdom to many Native Americans, and are often associated with healing and medicine...
Measurements: Weight - a substantial 83.6 grams of pure Sterling Silver. Stamped T and STERLING. Pendant is 7 cm x 4.5 cm, and including the large bail is a total of 9 cm tall. the Bear design is beautifully etched into the silver, and appears to be a realistic Grizzly Bear by the looks of its big shoulders. The Bear walks among pine trees. The necklace is comprised of 44 graduated handmade (hollow) Sterling Silver beads with traditional stamped designs. It is finished off with a pair of silver cones ad hook, and appears to be strung on steel wire. Very sturdy looking. The beads are 2 cm in diameter at largest, down to 1 cm in diameter at the smallest. The beaded part of the necklace is 56 cm / 22 inches long (not counting the pendant!).
Wear in Beauty! A historic, early piece by an original Navajo artist.